USOC cross-section household weight for BHPS sample: wave 3
I'm looking for the BHPS-sample cross-sectional household weight (n_hhdenbh_xw) for USOC wave 3. It is available in wave 2 but I can't find it in wave 2. Does it exist? If not, is it possible to derive it?
Updated by Olena Kaminska about 8 years ago
Yes, this is right - we do not provide BHPS only cross-sectional weights starting with wave 3. This is because statistically you are much better off using full sample (GPS + EMBOOST + BHPS) for any cross-sectional analysis. If you are doing pooled analysis, remember to scale the weights.
Hope this helps,
Updated by Alex Hurrell about 8 years ago
Thanks for your reply.
What I need to do is to create weighted gross income deciles for the BHPS sub-sample in UKHLS waves 2 and 3, that are comparable with those that I can derive in the BHPS using the UK cross-sectional weights. My worry is that I cannot do this accurately for UKHLS wave 3 unless I have n_hhdenbh_xw. Is my understanding correct, or is there way to work around this?
Also, please can you explain in what way I need to scale the weights for pooled analysis? By "pooled analysis" do you mean cross-sectional analysis of the GPS + EMBOOST + BHPS samples?